This month, we’ll be exploring the Milwood neighborhood of Austin, Texas. This quiet, tree-lined neighborhood is located about 14 miles Northwest of downtown. Milwood is located south of Parmer Lane, West of Mopac, east of Anderson Lane and north of 183. This area has a rich history that is linked to emancipation of the slaves after the Civil War.
Rubin Hancock and his brothers Peyton, Salem, and Orange were some of the earliest emancipated slaves to own land in Travis County and their combined holdings, plus those of other emancipated African Americans, comprised much of the area where Milwood exists today. Rubin’s homestead, where he and his wife Elizabeth had a farm and lived from the late 1870’s to 1916 when Rubin died, was located where Parmer Lane and Mopac intersect today just north of the Balcones baseball complex. His heirs sold the land in 1942.
Today, residents enjoy highly rated schools, a friendly community, as well as nearby access to nature via many parks and a greenbelt. The location is convenient to major freeways, including 183 and Mopac, and just five miles from the Domain. All in all a great place to live no matter where you need to be in Austin for work!
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